Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Cook-Off - Commissary Grand Opening


1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

noon - 3 pm. Come see area culinary students pair up with animal caretakers to created fabulous dishes made for people but inspired by high quality animal diets. Bridgeport Mayor Ganim and other special judges on hand to judge entries. 

CT Salsa Fest & Summit Competition

05/26/2017 to 05/28/2017

1 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 967-3105 .

CT Salsa Festival (May 26-28th) attracts dancers and audiences from around the world! Enjoy performances, workshops and social dancing!

Audubon Greenwich Turtle Nesting Time


613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1349..

2 pm - 3:30 pm. Learn about turtle natural history, nesting behavior and how you can help protect these important creatures. Ted Gilman will lead an indoor introduction including hands-on hellos with some of our resident reptiles. Afterwards, join a hike to Mead Lake in search of some nesting turtles. All ages welcome. $5 member, $8 non-member. RSVP to Eli at or 203-930-1349.

Beardsley Zoo - Family Favorite Chris Rowlands Live


1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

11 am, 1 pm. and 3 pm. Rowland brings animals to life through kid friendly songs, dance, puppets and colorful props. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long. 

Darien Down on the Farm


Cherry Lawn Park, Darien, CT

Down on the Farm is a beloved community event that brings good old-fashioned fun for the entire family to Darien. Many wonderful events are featured at this special event. Rain date is May 28th. Whole Foods Market will be serving a picnic barbecue lunch. Pony rides, a petting zoo, climb aboard a tractor, "travel to the treetops", scavenger hunt on the trails, a photo booth, old-fashioned picnic games, face painting and more!

Soundwaters Public Afternoon & Sunset Sails

05/27/2017 to 10/01/2017

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: 203 406 3319.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families!- Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults!- Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

Norwalk Seaport Association Cruise to Sheffield Island

05/27/2017 to 05/29/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

May 27  and May 29.  visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Your boat leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in Historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Center Garage. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended. Round-trip ferry tickets are $25.00 adults ... $15.00 children ages 4-12 ... FREE children ages 3 and younger.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

05/27/2017 to 05/29/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Earth Place Birds of Prey Feeding and Trading Post


10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-257-4400.

Birds of Prey Feeding 3:00 PM Observe the naturalists feed our birds of prey. Questions welcome! Rain or shine; included with admission. Nature's Trading Post - 3:30 PM. Share your collection of nature finds, tell us the story of your item, and trade it for something new. Please no objects regulated by state or federal law, such as bird feathers, nests, eggs, and any endangered species. Please do not bring in anything that will rot or smell.

The Rowayton Civic Association's Memorial Day


Rowayton Avenue , Rowayton, CT

The Rowayton Civic Association's Memorial Day parade starts at 12 pm. Celebrate our town spirit at the annual Memorial Day Parade! Pick your favorite spot along Rowayton Avenue or McKinley Street and cheer for our veterans, Brien McMahon and Roton School marching bands, our commissioners, volunteer firefighters, Little Leaguers, Scouts and all the many other enthusiastic marchers (even four-footed ones!). After the parade, join fellow residents at Veterans' Cannon to honor those who died in their service to our country. Then stroll on over to the Fire House for hot dogs and soda, hosted by our local firefighters and their families. Be sure to check out the Rowayton Arts Center's Annual Art Show and don't forget to sample some of the famous homemade strawberry shortcake, made by Rowayton Methodist parishioners. This event is truly New England and Rowayton at its finest. It's a perfect kick-off to summer!